Pickup up the freshened benched and aligned Collins S-Line S-1 Winged Emblem (WE) station from Chuck W9KR at the end of November 2022. Hats off to Chuck W9KR for all his fine work and taking the time to educate me on many “things Collins.”
My original S-1 gear was a station assembled with each component having a different history. Most were workable, the 75S-1 Receiver, the first Collins unit I was given by George W9EVT to start my Collins Station building off, responded great to W9KR’s attentions. However the 32S-1 I acquired from Northwestern Wisconsin simply wouldn’t respond to W9KR’s best efforts and in the end is now relegated as a parts unit.
So in mass purchase I was able to purchase a 32S-1/75S-1 setup in near museum-grade condition. These radios and accessories have stayed together since produced some 60+ years ago! It appears that I am only the third owner to boot!
Chuck W9KR previously went through my Round Emblem (RE) Transceiver KWM-2/A setup.
So refreshed and ready to put on the air, I now have two complete Collins S-Line Stations – the early WE 32/75S-1 setup and the late RE KWM-2/A setup, plus my KWM-380 rack setup.